It’s that time of year again – Wimbledon is on the horizon and many of us will be motivated to dust of the tennis racquet and get out onto the court.
At Homewood we encourage people to stay fit and active; however, it is important to stay safe in the process. We recommend that everyone approaches the physical activity they are taking with care so that they prevent any long term damage.
Some common injuries that can occur from playing tennis include tennis elbow, wrist strain, back pain and tendonitis of the shoulder and knees.
Simple steps to stay safe:
Warm up before starting: Get your muscles prepared and yourself more flexible before starting to avoid the likelihood of possible injuries. Always warm up and increase the intensity gradually before starting to play in earnest.
Keep hydrated: Muscles and joints work better when you are hydrated. Make sure you are taking in plenty of fluid before, during and after you play.
Be mindful of pressure points: There are a number of repetitive actions that you perform whilst playing tennis such as serving, ground strokes and volleying which put your joints at most risk.
Warm down when you finish: A warm down may also help to relieve any aches and pains after your finish.
If you have a pre-existing health condition you may wish to ask your GP’s advice about suitable exercise.
If you are suffering from back pain or have other concerns please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic on 01329 280 283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org